Hæckels: How One Beauty Brand Is Kicking Plastic To The Curb

By Sarah Hyde

2 years ago

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Hæckels: How One Beauty Brand Is Kicking Plastic To The Curb

Baby blue product bottles

British beauty brand Hæckels is leading the way when it comes to showing that luxury beauty products can come in completely biodegradable packaging. Hæckels Skin is introducing the home compostable vivomer to the post-plastic beauty world. This pioneering new vegan material is crafted with a little help from friendly microbes. Focusing on end-of-life cycle analysis, no matter where this material ends up, it will contribute to the biosphere in as little as 48 weeks. Capable of holding solids and liquids alike, Hæckels Skin represents the future of sustainable skincare and stands against an industry flooded with greenwashing and false claims of reusability. 

woman in glass bath with white t-shirt on

The Hæckels founder, Dom Bridges, has a profound connection to the sea. Living in Margate, he decided to create a range of beauty products made from the seaweed and so his brand was born, eventually leading to the creation of a spa and architecturally beautiful community sauna on the beach.

modern grey shelf with luminous green product bottles

If you can’t get to Margate, a visit to the completely refurbished Haeckels House Hackney will give you a delicious taste of the brand, which redefines the way we shop. At his new experiential retail concept with a brand-new way to shop, as well as an immersive fragrance area downstairs.

Vibrant yellow boxes on grey shelf

And if you happen to be in Margate the shop is just above the old lido – commanding magnificent views along the Kent coastline. Even better, if you bring a bag of beach rubbish to the shop with visual proof that it came from the beach, they’ll give you a free product. So it’s time to clean up in every which way.



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